Service interruption to steam and hot water supply

Please be advised that in order to conduct urgent repairs to Campus Steam System infrastructure, the Central Utilities steam distribution system will be shut down at the Keele Campus on Saturday, July 30 from 6am to 4pm. This will impact hot water and heating steam supply to buildings.

Buildings which have installed electrical/natural gas backup hot water heaters will have no impact on the building hot water.

Every effort will be made to keep the outage as short as possible.

Buildings that have domestic hot water tanks should retain some residual heat.  The following buildings, which have flash heater steam units, will not have any domestic hot water during the shutdown:

Tatham Hall
Vanier Residence
Winters Residence
Calumet Residence
Pond Road Residence
Passy Garden Apartments
#340 Assiniboine Road
Atkinson Residence

Please note that sterilization equipment will have no steam supply during the shutdown. Domestic cold water will not be impacted.

Your patience and cooperation during this service interruption is appreciated.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Roger Payne, assistant chief engineer at extension  55437 or email For any concerns during the interruption, please contact Security at extension 33333.